Why is it that I never experience a CD that skips? Exceptions are...
All CDs began to skip on my ten year old Mission CDP. I gave the CDP a decent burial.
I have have had a CD skip in my car when I hit a really bad bump in the road.
When CDs were first invented I had several with obvious defects when brand new. I returned them.
I have faith in the error correcting encoding of the digital data on the CD, so I NEVER clean them. I suspect that excessive cleaning may be a problem.
My present disc player is a Denon 2900 (Underwood Mod). I also have a Pioneer DV-45A, which presently plays mostly DVDV discs, and it also performs flawlessly. A Rotel CDP that I used in between the Mission and the Denon never had a problem.
Maybe I'm just lucky.